Shiny Clefairy Pokémon GO Debuts During Summer Solstice Event: How to Catch

Shiny Clefairy appears for the first time in the wild. | Photo by Niantic and GAMEFREAK, Edit by Andrew Lin
Shiny Clefairy appears for the first time in the wild. | Photo by Niantic and GAMEFREAK, Edit by Andrew Lin

Shiny Clefairy Pokémon GO is finally available to catch in the wild. Here's how to get a Shiny Clefairy during the Summer Solstice event.

It was possible to get a Shiny Clefairy before, but you had to evolve a Shiny Cleffa to get it. Now, Clefairys you find in the wild have a chance to be Shiny.

Shiny Clefairy Pokémon GO Debuts During Summer Solstice Event: How to Catch

The event will introduce Shiny Clefairy in the game, though you won't get an increased encounter rate for it. Unlike Community Days, you'll be going against a one in 450 chance to find a particular Shiny Pokémon. You'll just run into more Clefairy than usual, so you can try your luck multiples times during the event.

Shiny Pokémon don't appear on the map, so you'll have to engage every Clefairy you see. A Shiny Clefairy has green accents on its ears and is a paler shade of pink, so it's pretty unmistakable. You'll always get a sparkle when you see it to confirm it's indeed Shiny or not.

Once a Pokémon's Shiny form is introduced into the game, it'll always be available afterwards, so don't worry too much if you missed it.

You'll want to get a Shiny Clefairy, as its evolved form is a force in the competitive scene. It's a powerful Fairy-type attacker that can go against most non-Steel type threats. Get a Shiny Clefable to flex on your competition.